Sunday, March 29, 2009

In My Mailbox (3)

In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie and memified by the Story Siren.

The bought (from amazon):

Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine (YAY!!)

Summary from Amazon.ca:

The wait is over. dig into the feast...

In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans live in relative peace. Student Claire Danvers has never been convinced, though especially with the arrival of Mr. Bishop, an ancient, old-school vampire who cares nothing about harmony. What he wants from the town's living and its dead is unthinkably sinister. It's only at a formal ball, attended by vampires and their human dates, that Claire realizes the elaborately evil trap he's set for Morganville.

Twilight DVD. You guys don't need a summary for this one, do you?

I already have this, I got it early, but I'd already pre-ordered it, so I have two copies now. Which totally rocks!! You know, there's nothing on, I could watch it again... for the fifth time.






The Twilight Soundtrack

This is really, really good and comes with a cool poster of James.

Nightmare Before Christmas Earrings, from amazon as well.

I know they're not a book, or even book related, but they're really cute!! I also got two other pairs, but I'm too lazy to find pictures for them.


The recieved (technically the won, thanks to contests):

How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier

Summary from Amazon.ca:

Welcome to New Avalon, where everyone has a personal fairy. Though invisible to the naked eye, a personal fairy, like a specialized good luck charm, is vital to success. And in the case of the students at New Avalon Sports High, it might just determine whether you make the team, pass a class, or find that perfect outfit. But for 14-year-old Charlie, having a Parking Fairy is worse than having nothing at all—especially when the school bully carts her around like his own personal parking pass. Enter: The Plan. At first, teaming up with arch-enemy Fiorenza (who has an All-The-Boys-Like-You Fairy) seems like a great idea. But when Charlie unexpectedly gets her heart’s desire, it isn’t at all what she thought it would be like, and she’ll have resort to extraordinary measures to ditch her fairy. The question is: will Charlie herself survive the fairy ditching experiment? From the author of the acclaimed Magic or Madness trilogy, this is a delightful story of fairies, friendships, and figuring out how to make your own magic.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Summary from amazon.ca:

Since the beginning of the school year, high school freshman Melinda has found that it's been getting harder and harder for her to speak out loud: "My throat is always sore, my lips raw.... Every time I try to talk to my parents or a teacher, I sputter or freeze.... It's like I have some kind of spastic laryngitis." What could have caused Melinda to suddenly fall mute? Could it be due to the fact that no one at school is speaking to her because she called the cops and got everyone busted at the seniors' big end-of-summer party? Or maybe it's because her parents' only form of communication is Post-It notes written on their way out the door to their nine-to-whenever jobs. While Melinda is bothered by these things, deep down she knows the real reason why she's been struck mute: Andy Evans. He's a senior at Melinda's high school, and Melinda hasn't been able to speak clearly since he raped her at the senior party last August.

I want to read this one so badly!! Stupid overdue library books preventing me from reading it.

On a cover note, this is the tenth anniversary edition that I have, which is different from the original in a couple ways. It's shiny!

I didn't go to the library, so no borrowed. I think that's it. It was a busy week! What did you guys get this week?

Peace and cookies,
Laina

Edit: I forgot I recieved this one from the author:


The Stone of Alexandria by Llue Christopher

Michael Valens is a graduate student whose life is rather ordinary until a curiosity about the occult leads to an encounter with a secret magical society, remembrance of a past life in ancient times and a realization that his destiny is linked with an otherworldly Stone of incomparable power.

14 comments:

  1. nice stash. how to ditch your fairy looks so funny and love the cover. can't wait to see what you think..

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  2. The Feast of Fools is awesome! Enjoy reading! Can't wait for your review.

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  3. Yay, Twilight! I've watched the movie several times already, yet I still feel like giggling every time! A great movie. (Wish I had the soundtrack, I love the song by Paramore).

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  4. oooh cool earrings! I love that movie:)I make my own earings, but I can't wear them because I'm too scared to get my ears hole punched! lol That's gotta hurt!
    -amy

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  5. Those are some great books tht you have. Speak is very good and How to Ditch your Fairy looks very cute. Ahhh Twilight...i just love that baseball scene.

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  6. great book week! love the earrings! very fun!

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  7. Ah, the coincidences. I was just about to read Speak and was lamenting over the fact that I wanted more info about it (I always like to know what I'm reading about) :)

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  8. Reverie: Thanks, as soon as I finish some of my overdues/steal it back from my mother, I'll read it. :)

    Jo: I'm so glad it finally got here, my library doesn't have the Morganville series after the third one.

    TheBookworm: Last night I watched it twice more, once with the commentary. Btw, which one do you like, Decode or I Caught Myself?

    Amy: Thank you! I have three holes. If you get it done with a peircing gun, it only hurts for a second, and then they're just sore for a bit. It's cool you make your own earrings, I wish I could do that.

    Ravenous Reader: I love the baseball scene too, the Muse song is great in it. :)

    Shalonda: Yay for Steph (Reviewer X) and Lenore (Presenting Lenore) for hosting the contest I won it in!

    The Story Siren: Thank you! They're not super heavy, either, so it's all good. :)

    Insert Book Title Here: I did, thank you!!

    Snowflake: Isn't that cool when that happens? Glad I could help. :)

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  9. Also, I forgot one, so I'm adding it now. :)

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  10. Yeah! Nightmare Before Christmas!! <3 Tim Burton's movies!

    Wdebo :)

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  11. Oh, awesomeness on Speak. I love that book so, so, so much.

    And the earrings are very nice!

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  12. wdebo: Me too!!! One of my favourite movies. :)

    Sadako: I can't wait to read it, it looks so good. :)

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